Internet Tethering on iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS 3.1.2

Nov 4, 2009 - 4 Comments

mobcon TechCrunch is reporting that the blackra1n Jailbreak lets iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS owners running iPhone OS 3.1.2 use internet tethering. This is good news since Internet Tethering was recently killed off by the 3.1 update, but it’s bad news because now it’s pushing users to Jailbreak their iPhones in order to get a feature that used to be (and should be) included in the iPhone. Why AT&T is being so stubborn with the iPhone Internet Tethering capabilities is beyond me, I’m sure they’re just trying to figure out a way to charge us even more for it.

If you don’t mind jailbreaking your iPhone, go ahead and follow the very easy instructions on TechCrunch to enable internet tethering with iPhone OS 3.1.2:

BlackRa1n Jailbreak
TechCrunch: Tether an iPhone 3G/S with Jailbreak

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Posted by: Manish Patel in iPhone, Mac OS X

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  1. DistortedLoop says:

    I’m sure AT&T is looking to charge additional fees for tethering when it becomes officially available, but that’s not what’s holding them back. How hard can it be to come up with a price and a billing method? After all, they already offering tethering on other phones, so the pricing model and billing are already in place.

    More likely is that their network won’t be able to handle the traffic, and they’re terrified that the destruction of their network reliability will end up driving folks to Verizon if/when the iPhone comes to that network.

    Tethering will eat up data at an exponential rate compared to iPhone general data use. I speak from personal experience here.

    I have two iPhones on a family plan. I use one exclusively for tethering, the other for typical iPhone data usage. The iPhone I don’t tether with used 500 megabytes of data according to my AT&T bill. The iPhone I tether with used 5.5 GIGAbytes.

    I imagine my usage pattern would be typical geek usage unless some capping is put in place.

  2. DistortedLoop, I hate to nitpick, but when a phrase is constantly misused it loses its intended meaning. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exponential_growth

    I highly doubt there would an exponential increase in data usage.

  3. r4 ds says:

    very nice post I am agree with you you share such nice information with us.Please give us this kind of regular information.

  4. Rhon says:

    The problem with blackrain is that it seems to cripple the WIFI option, at least in my case. You need to reset the phone quite often and than it will be able to find the networks again and is very annoying. It is however by far the easiest way to get tethering back.

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